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The Turf Celebrates International Women’s Day

In honor of International Women’s Day, we’ve compiled our favorite works of the women in sports we’re lucky to call friends and colleagues.

USWNT Celebrates by Racheal.C.King is licensed under CC BY 2.0

The Turf Celebrates International Women’s Day


Estimated Reading Time: 3 Minutes

Our site has always been home to some incredible women. So we thought, in honor of International Women’s Day, that we’d compile our favorite works of theirs. We are extremely lucky to call them colleagues and friends, and we hope that you explore their past work, their current work, and their work in the future. – The Turf Sports Leadership Team


Angelica Richie

Sonnet for Roger Goodell

Sonnet for Roger Goodell

Is it dramatic to think of The Commish as the dueling head of a waring household? Yes. Yes, it definitely is. But it’s also much more fun, and much more poetic.

Sonnet for Roger Goodell

Take Your Daughter to the Game

Take Your Daughter to the Game

I practically grew up at Candlestick Park. From a young age, I knew how the game was played. More importantly, I knew that I belonged.

Take Your Daughter to the Game

What Shutting Down Sports Took from the Incarcerated

What Shutting Down Sports Took from the Incarcerated

While pro and college sports remain on pause, a forgotten fan base is left with less.

What Shutting Down Sports Took from the Incarcerated


Ellen Adair

The 2020 Free Agent Shortstops and the Perfect Storm

The 2020 Free Agent Shortstops and the Perfect Storm

Looking into MLB’s 2020 class of free agent shortstops and the meteorological forces that affect them. Batten down the hatches, y’all.

The 2020 Free Agent Shortstops and the Perfect Storm

Mike Clevinger's Tommy John: Reassessing the Padres, Past and Future

Mike Clevinger’s Tommy John: Reassessing the Padres, Past and Future

We planned to talk about Clevinger’s Tommy John surgery on MLB Network, and then didn’t. My research and thoughts have a new home here!

Mike Clevinger’s Tommy John: Reassessing the Padres, Past and Future

Ellen's Advanced Baseball Metrics for Relief Pitchers

Ellen’s Advanced Baseball Metrics for Relief Pitchers

A primer for all of the advanced baseball metrics for pitching used in Ellen Adair’s

Ellen’s Advanced Baseball Metrics for Relief Pitchers


Jamie Amos

How Much Does A Championship Ring Matter To A Player's Legacy?

How Much Does A Championship Ring Matter To A Player’s Legacy?

Estimated Reading Time: 3 MinutesOffseason Madness If you’ve been paying attention to all the madness that is the NBA off-season, you’ll know that some crazy sh*t has been going down. LeBron James is now a Laker. So are JaVale McGee (lol), Rajon Rondo (lol x 2), and Lance Stephenson (lol x 3). LeBron James with a bunch […]

How Much Does A Championship Ring Matter To A Player’s Legacy?

When You Talk About Sports and Social Justice, Talk About the WNBA

When You Talk About Sports and Social Justice, Talk About the WNBA

The WNBA is often wrongfully left out of the conversation surrounding social justice. It’s time to give them the respect they deserve.

When You Talk About Sports and Social Justice, Talk About the WNBA

Black Culture's Role in Sneakerhead Culture – and some of our favorite NBA Signature Sneakers!

Black Culture’s Role in Sneakerhead Culture – and some of our favorite NBA Signature Sneakers!

Sneakerhead culture is on the rise, but do those new to the community know where it came from and how it started?

Black Culture’s Role in Sneakerhead Culture – and some of our favorite NBA Signature Sneakers!


Katie Pierce

Katelyn Ohashi and The Simple Art of Joy

Katelyn Ohashi and The Simple Art of Joy

The former Olympic hopeful backflipped and tumbled her way into all of our hearts by doing something very simple. Having fun.

Katelyn Ohashi and The Simple Art of Joy

My Other Favorite Dream Team

My Other Favorite Dream Team

And as for this years Cup, you can find me out here showing my age in one of my ’99 t-shirts while watching another generation fall in love with their own personal dream team(s). For me that is the greatest reward I will ever receive. At least from a sports perspective.

My Other Favorite Dream Team

Call Me Crazy

Call Me Crazy

Hopefully one thing that can all begin to agree on though is that we have to start telling the female sports figures in our lives that it is more than ok and acceptable to display their range of emotions, regardless of whether they may come out of celebration or frustration.

Call Me Crazy


Sarah Schostack

The Code of Mario Lemieux

The Code of Mario Lemieux

Estimated Reading Time: 8 Minutes“Every day is a great day for hockey.” – Mario Lemieux He wasn’t kidding. In a sport where a team can play 100+ games a season between pre-, regular, and post-season through the Stanley Cup, every day has to be a great day. 82 games for a regular season. 31 teams […]

The Code of Mario Lemieux

Reasons I'm Crying: Wonder Women in Ice Hockey

Reasons I’m Crying: Wonder Women in Ice Hockey

It only took 14.346 seconds for Kendall Coyne Schofield and Brianna Decker to prove that Hockey is for Everyone.

Reasons I’m Crying: Wonder Women in Ice Hockey

Brawling for Glory: John Scott Revisited

Brawling for Glory: John Scott Revisited

John Scott won hockey fights and our hearts.

Brawling for Glory: John Scott Revisited

Justin Colombo is a 2017 Broadway Show Softball League All-Star at 3B/SS. He's essentially the Manny Machado of the Kinky Boots team. Justin has been writing about Baseball since he was a little kid. Now that being an actor in NYC has given him a lot of free time, in 2015 he decided to take his passion public and founded Three Up, Three Down as a way to express his love for the game. From there, Three Up, Three Down grew from a hobby to an obsession. After years of growth and one insult from MLB's Historian, Justin launched The Turf, a way to expand into all areas of the sporting world. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter. LET'S. GO. METS.

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